Monday, February 27, 2006

Jake complains about Fincher!

Don't complain Jakey boy - whats better acting or cleaning toliets. From ContactMusic:


Hollywood actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL has never worked harder in his life since starring in upcoming DAVID FINCHER movie ZODIAC.
The Oscar-nominated star, 25, plays real-life author ROBERT GRAYSMITH in the real-life story of the police hunt for the zodiac serial killer who terrorised the San Francisco Bay area of California in the 1960s and 1970s. To this day, the murderer has never been caught.
Gyllenhaal, currently filming the thriller, admits he is having to get used to shooting repeated takes to satisfy perfectionist Fincher.
He says, "My idea of what is easy and what is hard has been completely changed by this film.
"The first day, the first set-up, we did 67 takes. I was trying to determine if it was a joke."

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Logue talks! The sequal

The big ranga (aussie for redhead) talks - and finally gives this blog some much needed content! From the the Movieweb site. Oh and Finch if your reading (and I know you are) can you please release the trailer already??

What about the character of Ken Narlow in the upcoming Zodiac movie directed by David Fincher? Is there one specific thing that you learned as an actor, that you think youll carry with you for the rest of your career, having worked with him?

David Fincher is a perfectionist and perhaps the smartest director (or I should say, the most intelligent and intellectual in a John Frankenheimer kind of way) that I have ever worked with. What is great about him is that he surrounds you with things, from the furniture you are sitting on, to the crime report in the folder in front of you, that is exactly like it would have been if you were actually back in the investigation itself. It is hard to describe, but if you open your prop briefcase and the crime photos are real- you just can't help but be the person you are supposed to be, in my case, Ken Narlow, the Sheriff in Napa who handled he Zodiac Lake Barryessa murders. He is a bit of a celluloid idol of mine and not to say that John Schlesinger, Mike Newell, Oliver Stone, Wim Wenders and terrence Malick aren't (and I loved working with them) there is something about David that is as amazing as those men artistically, but he also feels like your best friend from college in a way.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Some actor talks a bit bout Zodiac

Comedian Donal Logue talks to and mentions this about our most anticipated movie: You're in the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie Ghostrider as well as David Fincher's next flick, Zodiac, about a serial killer. Isn't this material a little dark for a guy who's used to doing comedy?
Logue: Unfortunately, on Ghostrider we had a lot of fun and laughed our asses off, which is hard not to do, because Nic Cage is like Elvis in tight leathers. It was hard not to go to some ridiculous comic place between takes. What was different about Zodiac was that David Fincher is such a perfectionist that the folders we carried around on set as detectives held actual crime-scene photos from the Zodiac killings. That stuff is so sobering and so chilling that it's not hard to stay in character.

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